seriously, we won’t try to sell you the idea that you need a portable projector in your gadget life, but if you ever needed one for occasions such as console gaming party at your friend’s cave, a family movie screening et cetera, the bēm Kickstand Portable Projector might worthy of your consideration. sporting a sleek, contemporary aesthetic, this fit-into-briefcase portable projector (or you could carry it by its seamless integrated frame/handle) offers up to 400 lumens of projection with a maximum resolution of 1,280 x 800, outputted through its LED-based DLP projection unit. unlike most projectors that has adjustable feet for propping and angle adjustment, the Kickstand, as the name implies, offers a kickstand that opens up to a A-frame design that affords the projector ease and flexibility in angle adjustments. and when you are done, just collapse it and stow it away.
other features expected include a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, native 16:10 aspect ratio, built-in 2 x 2W speaker, 3.5mm auxiliary output, HDMI and USB input, 9″-90″ viewable screen size, and compatibility with multitude of audio and video file types. when closed, the Kickstand measures 8.25″ x 7.4″ x 1.6″ (21 x 18.8 x 4.1 cm) and weighs a mere 2 pounds (907 grams). finally, it comes complete with a remote that doubles as a lens cover when not in use, while a beautifully crafted anodized aluminum frame and the bēm signature soft-touch finish rounds up the design department. for this product, bēm wireless takes a different approach: it has taken the bēm Kickstand Portable Projector to crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter and is looking to raise a cool 100 grand for the development of the projector.
a pledge of $750 (eventual MSRP would be $799.99) will secure yourself one awesome projector – if the project hits its minimum funding goal. unfortunately, it looks like this exciting product is only available in Stateside – despite it being on Kickstarter. could it be the reason of the lukewarm response to the project? just saying… well, anyway, check out what’s the story behind the Kickstand to learn more in the embedded video below.